Abrams Spotlight Productions
ABRAMS, Wisconsin (WFRV) – Abrams Spotlight Productions will present three shows in 2022 in the Nancy Byng Theater at Community Theater. Info: abramstheatre.com.
+ “Disney Beauty and the Beast Jr. – March 3-6 and 9-12.
Troop veteran Elizabeth Jolly leads the story of an arrogant prince cursed to become a terrifying beast unless he finds true love.
The original Broadway production of “Disney Beauty and the Beast” ran for over 13 years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards. “Jr.” is an adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.
+ “The foreigner” – the dates will be announced in June 2022.
ComedyCity and cast veteran Mike Eserkaln lead the comedy.
The play has Wisconsin roots. Written by Larry Shue, the play premiered at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater before achieving off-Broadway success in 1984.
The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Georgia. Two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When the people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed by his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to respond. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot speak because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and he does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he doesn’t speak English as a fact, the lodge guests quickly begin to reveal their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals among some of the lodge residents.
+ “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Musical” – the dates will be announced in December.
Troupe veteran Debra Jolly directs the adaptation of the popular 1954 film. Buddies from World War II still work together in a duet of popular songs and dances 10 years later. When they meet singing sisters, they fall in love with them and follow them until their seasonal engagement at the Columbia Inn in Vermont. The men discover that the inn is owned by a general they admire, but unbeknownst to him, the inn struggles to survive. And so, a big show is organized in the hope of drawing in business.